TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State environmental officials are
monitoring reports of discolored water because of algae off some New Jersey
Phytoplankton samples are being collected at beaches in Monmouth County after
the microscopic plants were spotted around Asbury Park, Avon and Bradley
The Environmental Protection Department says the plants generally are not
harmful to humans. However, heavy concentrations that remove oxygen from the
water may be deadly to fish and shellfish.